“May I Help You?” “NO. No. I’m good.” It’s how this country became the economic light of the world. Talented people - free to do amazing things. They become fabulously wealthy - and make all our lives better and richer. Your computer, your phone, your car, your home’s television, heater and air conditioner and millions of other life-bettering things - created by talented people availing themselves of the free market opportunities this nation gave them. Of course, some people are more talented than others. Not everyone is Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. Once upon a time, the less-extraordinarily-brilliant appreciated and admired the best of the best. But we have spent the last half-century-plus training Americans not to appreciate accomplishment and pursue it themselves - but to envy others’ success, and want society to punish them for having the audacity to excel. And that’s where government comes in. Populated in far, far too many instances by people steeped not in the pursuit of excellence - but in its persecution. If these people were actually good at productive work - they would be doing productive work. But they’re not. So they’re professional scolds and busybodies - government bureaucrats lording over those doing productive work. Those who can - do. Those who can’t - regulate those who can. Meet New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. If there were a dictionary entry for “Anti-capitalist, anti-capitalism government stooge” - posing next to the entry would be Schneiderman. A particular hobby horse of his is the Greatest Scam on Earth - global warming, oops, I mean climate change. Thus he has great disdain for fuels that actually work to fuel our economy - oil and gasoline in particular. Schneiderman years ago launched an omni-directional witch hunt against ExxonMobil -
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